how do I relace sunroof drain tubes on my 2004 Kia sorento?


Asked by Jul 03, 2011 at 01:07 AM about the 2004 Kia Sorento

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


actually I didn't need to replace them as I thougt, just clean them out and thereby allowing the water to drain from the sunroof through the drain tubes/ducts. To clean the ducts (they are located at the extreme left and right corner of the sunroof) open the sunroof get into the back and stand through the sunroof. Use weedeater plastic string to help clear the duct by pushing and turning about 6 feet will do. It will not go all the way through but stop at the end of the duct. Use REDUCED COMPRESSED AIR PRESSURE about 10 - 15 psi to blow through the ducts. Pour some degreaser in the ducts to help clear them. Blow again and pour more degreaser and let sit overnight. Blow again and taht should do it. Clogged sunroof ducts lead to rain or other water runnig into the car and in the case of the sorento into the fusebox causing electrical shorts that can lead to sarter and other curcuits working by themselves or even fire.

9 out of 9 people think this is helpful.

What product do you call degreaser?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Sorento Questions

Kia Sorento Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 470
#2 griprim12
Reputation 380
#3 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
642 Great Deals out of 35,719 listings starting at $800
Used Kia Sportage"
281 Great Deals out of 15,609 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Highlander"
644 Great Deals out of 30,884 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda CR-V"
1,690 Great Deals out of 81,785 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Pilot"
584 Great Deals out of 19,579 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer"
1,417 Great Deals out of 71,748 listings starting at $300
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
1,600 Great Deals out of 67,531 listings starting at $900
Used Kia Sedona"
174 Great Deals out of 9,755 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Optima"
620 Great Deals out of 32,409 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Escape"
1,721 Great Deals out of 95,054 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,241 Great Deals out of 49,018 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Murano"
463 Great Deals out of 22,080 listings starting at $1,295
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,261 Great Deals out of 74,259 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Sorento For Sale
19,529 listings starting at $18,374
2016 Kia Sorento For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 5,672 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Kia Sorento For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,402 listings starting at $12,990
2014 Kia Sorento For Sale
164 Great Deals out of 3,125 listings starting at $10,985
2013 Kia Sorento For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,453 listings starting at $7,700